Heather's Blog

Dec 03, 2010
 Susie was on the radio yesterday afternoon, in full Texas twang. She's from Philadelphia but her heart is in Texas, or was, it is in Alaska now,  where she noted as she read the weather forecast,... Read More...
Dec 02, 2010
 Pizza Joe's lovely wife Holly Jo and a friend made this short video for YouTube that shows the Haines Snow Dragon being put together in the Elks Lodge before the parade a couple years ago, and me... Read More...
Dec 02, 2010
 Here's an Alaska reality show I'll watch. (Okay, I do like Deadliest Catch, in small doses.) They call is Gold Rush Alaska, and it was filmed in Haines last summer. It's about some would-be gold... Read More...
Dec 01, 2010
The bear tracks were coming down the mountain and we were going up. They were frozen and had been left in the slush, my husband and I reckoned, two days before our hike. The way the light snow had... Read More...
Nov 30, 2010
If you'd like to read my new monthly column and don't already have a subscription to Woman's Day, go to http://subscribe-womansday.com/code15F  (I just did and it worked.) 
Nov 30, 2010
 You know you have real friends when they are comfortable enough to call you at  5:15am to tell you Morning Muscles has been canceled because of the blizzard. I was in bed listening to the wind and... Read More...
Nov 28, 2010
 
Nov 28, 2010
Spiritual attitudes are always self-fulfilling. Suspect the world and you will find abundant reasons to suspect. Greet the world with open arms and an open heart and you will never cease to find... Read More...
Nov 27, 2010
There are two more deer to butcher, we did four yesterday.  I wrapped each trimmed roast, or bag of stew meat in clean white paper and labeled them- "Best Hind Roast" or "Three Small Tenderloins" or... Read More...
Nov 26, 2010
Maybe the  Turkey Trot should be the day after the big meal. I'm a little full this morning from the deer steaks, turkey, corn bread stuffing, green been casserole, cream curried onions, rutabagas,... Read More...
Nov 25, 2010
 Happy Thanksgiving! A photo thanks to my darling daughters home from college and an email to my neighbor James in South Africa (crazy but true. )Maybe there will be more, if I can figure out how the... Read More...
Nov 24, 2010
 "There's a bunch of bunny tracks in the snow," my husband said this morning, as he carried in an armload of firewood. The girls were still sleeping, and I should have been. My husband is an early... Read More...
Nov 23, 2010
It's not always easy gathering together for the holidays. My daughter Stoli somehow got out of Anchorage in yesterday's ice storm, and landed safely in Juneau last night. There's a light skiff of... Read More...
Nov 22, 2010
 I'm lying in bed this morning, in the dark, thinking that whoever invented flannel sheets should have won a Nobel prize for human comfort in cold climates. (Dog comfort too, my terrier Phoebe has... Read More...
Nov 21, 2010
From Madeleine L'Engle's The Irrational Season: I find it a good discipline to believe as many as seven impossible things every morning before breakfast. How dull the world would be if we limited... Read More...
Nov 20, 2010
 I made oatmeal for the chickens again this morning, and they didn't mind that it was a little brown on the bottom. Yes, I burned it, again. This happens when my husband is not here to remind me to... Read More...
Nov 18, 2010
 My friend Nancy, the one who says "women are better" whenever she reads the news, has been at Morning Muscles this week. Nancy likes to sleep in, but she is challenging herself to try new things and... Read More...
Nov 17, 2010
 Read my first Woman's Day column, here. (I hope you like it. I'm a little nervous.)  
Nov 17, 2010
It was already dark a little after four yesterday when three teen age boys were spotted in the brush by the library. Two were up near the side of the building by a small aspen tree, and one was... Read More...
Nov 16, 2010
I managed to wake up for Morning Muscles without my early rising husband, who is off deer hunting, but I didn't sleep well. It was like catching an early morning ferry- every hour I'd wake with a... Read More...
Nov 14, 2010
From Marilynne Robinson's novel Gilead:   There are two occasions when the sacred beauty of Creation becomes dazzlingly apparent, and they occur together. One is when we feel our mortal insufficiency... Read More...
Nov 13, 2010
If you are going to show up for coffee at seven on Saturday morning-- especially a dark, stormy November Saturday morning perfect for sleeping in-- then you better be cheerful and have something... Read More...
Nov 12, 2010
Chip is getting ready for his hunting trip to Elfin Cove, they leave tomorrow on the Nash troller Shinaku. He's making lists and checking them twice. There is a survival gear bucket on the dining... Read More...
Nov 11, 2010
 It's reflective vest season for early morning ( and early evening) walkers and joggers. I was driving home from Morning Muscles, listening to NPR on the radio, and slowly tooling up and around the... Read More...
Nov 10, 2010
We woke to the first snow on the ground in the yard, (the mountains have been getting whiter by the day)  a light dusting that made the whole world clean and bright and the view from my bed as black... Read More...

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